Day #10 Twirlie Wheeee!

sara le roux


by Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

Boo was in a total funk today and just wanted to curl up with his blanket on the sofa and watch ‘toons.  I’d never try and force him to get creative, as it’s all about fun, curious exploration, but I certainly wanted to get my little man smiling again!

I remembered that when we visited ‘The Great Yorkshire Show’ in July (soooo awesome!) he was crazy about the circus skills stand and in particular the twirling ribbons.  After a quick rummage I had everything I needed to create a twirly, swirly, ribbon stick.

What You’ll Need

  • Ribbon – a couple of metres (or thereabouts)
  • Stick – anything like a piece of willow, garden cane, drumstick, magic wand or chopstick!
  • Something to cover the sharp end – I used a piece of maize noodle but you could also use bubble wrap, cotton wool, folded kitchen roll, foam etc
  • Sellotape


This is a really quick and simple activity.  I managed to tempt Boo to the table after I produced the ribbon – time to practice those sellotape dispensing skills again Boo. Tape the maize noodle to the end of the stick and then wrap the ribbon around the same end a couple of times before securing it with tape too.







Boo was squealing with delight, twirling round and round and racing around the house like a mini gymnast – definitely got that smile back 🙂

Unfortunately all the photos came out a complete blur as he was twirling around so fast….I’m sure you can imagine 🙂

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 5 minutes to make

Play time…STILL GOING!

Safety Tips:

DO NOT leave your child unattended to play with this.  Any ribbon or string longer than 6 inches is considered a strangulation risk for children – please be careful 🙂

Day #10 DONE! 90 to go!

Sara x

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